Lemond Nutrition Articles
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
Guest post: Paige Adlof, TWU Dietetic Intern and Graduate Student
It is the middle of summer and it is hot outside! Texas summers can be miserable, so we have to actively try to stay cool and hydrated. Food can be a great way to cool down while also providing the wholesome nutrition we need every day! One of my favorite summertime options for breakfast or a snack are smoothies. Smoothies are great during any season but they are even more refreshing on a hot summer day. They are quick and easy to make by just requiring you to throw in any fruits and or vegetables you like, adding some protein and ice and letting it blend together. Smoothies are also fun to experiment with and allow you to show your creative side.
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
There are so many people on restricted diets for various health reasons, and that can be very difficult to navigate. If you have never had a child with a food allergy or intolerance, God bless you! Every week, we meet with parents that are feeling so lost on what to feed their children after having identified a major food or ingredient that is causing minor or major symptoms. Imagine with me the fear of these parents, when feeding our children is such an integral part of providing for their health and well-being.
The Mobile App to Amp Your Food-Buying Confidence
Enter ShopWell. ShopWell is a free mobile phone application available on iPhone or Android that allows you to enter foods that you want to avoid, help manage a condition or help you reach a health goal. Once you have entered your preferences, goals and/or health conditions in, you can do food searches and presto – you immediately start seeing them in your search results. For example, let’s say that my child was told by her allergist to exclude ALL top 8 food allergens out of her child’s diet Yikes! No milk, wheat, eggs, soy, nuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. What the heck is left? Well, let’s see. Here, I’ve put all those restrictions in and now I want to see what bread I can give my child. I go to the search screen and enter “bread.” Here is what comes up:
Saturday, Jun 24, 2017
Brace yourself guys, this is going to be a long one. If you have ever struggled with valuing yourself based on appearance or a number on the scale—I encourage you to finish it until the end.
Recently one of our dietitians posted an image that summarizes what a dietitian is thinking during an appointment with a client/patient. The image that was posted and the message that was attached about a dietitian being focused on the “WHOLE you” has really resonated with me. I would be lying if I said I have never stepped on the scale and thought that the number that was revealed had some reflection as to what my value as a person is. When I was younger, I would say that this thought process was what led me to a very insecure place. I think we can all agree that insecurity is not a redeeming quality that one would seek to have. That thought process, along with seeing many clients day in and day out be bound to a number is what leads me to the primary goal of this blog--- to help the reader answer the question of “are we more than numbers”?